“Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the king of Assyria.
‘He shall not come into this city,
He shall not shoot an arrow there,
He shall not come before it with a shield,
He shall not cast up a siege ramp against it.
By the way that he came,
By the same he shall return.
He shall not come into this city.
I will defend this city to save it,
For my own sake and
For the sake of my servant David.’”
In a clear statement without ambiguity, the king of Assyria will not come into Jerusalem. He will not shoot an arrow or cast a siege ramp. He will return home. Yahweh will defend this city. He will save it for the sake of David and for himself. Yahweh will not let Jerusalem fall.